Bay City News Service
Santa Rosa police found 300 hens and roosters suggesting a possible cockfighting operation when they arrested a man on a drug charge Monday, a police sergeant said.
Police went to 4455 Miles Ave., in the Roseland area west of Santa Rosa city limits in Sonoma County to serve a search warrant around 3 p.m., Sgt. Chad Heiser said.
Police found the hens and roosters in pens and located some thin metal spurs that are put on roosters during cockfights, Heiser said.
Police notified Sonoma County Animal Care and Control and turned the cockfighting investigation over to them, Heiser said.
Animal Care and Control Director Amy Cooper did not return a call for comment today.
Police arrested 42-year-old Jose Lopez Vidal for possession of methamphetamine for sales and found cash and packaging materials during the
search, Heiser said.
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